Myocardial ischemia during stroke: scintigraphic demonstration.


In a 74-year old female, admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit for a cerebral reversible ischemic attack, we investigated the occurrence of ischemic alterations on ECG, recorded during an acute relapse, using 99mTc (MIBI) myocardial scintigraphy. Scintigrams showed a transient anteroseptal and inferior hypoperfusion. This is the first direct demonstration of… (More)